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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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ExtraBITS for 21-Sep-09

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Latest Apple Teardown: A Macintosh Portable -- It's become common for companies such as iFixit to buy Apple's latest hardware, strip it down to its bare parts, and opine on what's inside. Benj Edwards at Technologizer is a bit late with his latest entry - exactly 20 years late, in fact. He tears apart a Macintosh Portable, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, exposing cutting-edge technology for the time. (Posted 2009-09-21)

Adam Ponders SuperDrive Reliability on Tech Night Owl Live -- Adam recaps recent TidBITS content in this discussion with Tech Night Owl Live host Gene Steinberg, talking about SuperDrive reliability problems, the New York Times Web site being compromised, and more. (Posted 2009-09-18)

Your Company? There's an App for That -- Jason Kottke looks at how the iPhone (and similar smartphone devices; be sure to read the first footnote) is upsetting business models that you wouldn't expect to be impacted. My favorite quote: "We tend to forget that the iPhone is still from the future in a way that most of the other devices on the list above aren't. It will take time for device makers to make up that difference." (Posted 2009-09-17)


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